Mainland, Orkney - Transportation and Infrastructure - Ferry


Ferries serve both to link Orkney to the rest of Scotland, and also to link together the various islands of the Orkney archipelago. Ferry services operate between Orkney and the Scottish Mainland and Shetland on the following routes:

  • Lerwick to Kirkwall (operated by NorthLink Ferries)
  • Aberdeen to Kirkwall (operated by NorthLink Ferries)
  • Scrabster to Stromness (operated by NorthLink Ferries)

Two services also connect Caithness, with South Ronaldsay, which is in turn connected to Mainland by road.

Inter-island ferry services connect all the inhabited islands to Orkney Mainland, and are operated by Orkney Ferries, a company owned by Orkney Islands Council.

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